Montgomery Gentry's first compilation, Something to Be Proud Of: The Best of 1999-2005 is an excellent, concise collection of highlights from the duo's first four albums. For some, it may be a little too concise, since its tight 13-track running length means that there are a handful of charting singles that didn't make the cut -- four to be precise, with three of them dating from 2000 and 2001 ("All Night Long," "Self Made Man," and "Cold One Comin' On," with 2004's "You Do Your Thing" being the other charting single from 1999-2005 that's missing). While there may be a few fans that will lament the absence of these tunes, it's otherwise hard to find fault with this fine compilation, since it not only contains the duo's biggest hits -- including "Daddy Won't Sell the Farm," "Lonely and Gone," "She Couldn't Change Me," "My Town," "Speed," "Gone," "Hell Yeah," "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," and "Something to Be Proud Of" -- but the new song "She Don't Tell Me To" is solid, helping to make this hits collection an entertaining listen in its own right.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine